Abigail Breslin Opens Up About Why She Didn't Report Her Sexual Assault

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Actress Abigail Breslin often speaks out about the importance of consent and the prevention of sexual assault.

One of her most recent Instagram posts included statistics [from RAINN] about how many rapists are incarcerated for their crime (only 6 out of every 1000).

After receiving a comment that said "reported rapes are the only rapes that count" the Scream Queens star responded with an emotional (and important!) post on why she didn't report her sexual assault.

*trigger warning⚠️*

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“To say that rapes reported are the only rapes that count contributes to the ideology that survivors of unreported rape don’t matter. It’s unfair, untrue, and unhelpful. It’s like you got a black eye from getting punched in the face, but because you didn’t call the police, you didn’t really get a black eye,” Breslin said. 

I'm proud of Abigail for being courageous enough to share her story.

If you or someone you know is a victim of rape and/or sexual assault, call 800-656-HOPE (4673).


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"Caption?" Photo creds @thetylershields

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